Birds of Namibia
Introduction: Barred wren-warblers (Calamonastes fasciolatus) can be heard frequently singing a high-pitched trill, from an open perch on the top of a small tree. This can be under dense cover, usually in pairs or small groups in semi-arid fine-leaved Acacia and broad-leaved savannahs.Distribution: Central and east to far eastern ranges including Etosha National Park, Ruacana Falls to Opuwo, Kaudom Park and Tsumkwe and Damaraland. Also found in the Linyanti Marshes including Mudumu National Park and Nkasa Rupara / Mamili National Park.
Diet: Eats insects including caterpillars, foraged from cover of the inside of a bush.Description: Fasciolatus is a Latin word for 'banded' referring to the finely barred black, whitish cheeks and lores. Often confused with Stierling's wren-warbler which has white and not buffy underparts.
Breeding: A round nest consisting of fine grass and bound by spider web is usually placed 1 to 3m above the ground. Females lay 2 to 4 eggs from December to January.
Size: 14cm. Weight: 14g.
3 Days - A self drive trip to the dunes at Sossusvlei
3 Days - Two nights in the coastal town of Swakopmund, this is the ideal get-away for those living or working in Windhoek. Includes a catamaran cruise on the Walvis Lagoon
4 Days - Elephants, rhino, zebra & giraffe are just some of the animals you can expect to see while you are in Etosha
8 Days - Etosha, Swakopmund & the dunes at Sossusvlei are the highlights of this trip
8 Days - Etosha, Erongo Mountains and Sossusvlei
10 Days - Waterberg, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei
10 Days - Botswana & Namibia combination self drive - includes Etosha Park and a mokoro trip in the Okavango Delta
12 Days - Okonjima Bush Camp, Etosha, Damaraland, Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund & Sossusvlei
14 Days - Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus & Kalahari Desert
20 Days - Visits all the best Namibia has to offer including Okonjima, Etosha, Damaraland, elephant tracking, the Erongo Mountains, Swakopmund, Sossusvlei, Klein Aus Vista, Fish River Canyon & Kalahari Deserts
21 Days - Visits the highlights of Central and Northern Namibia, the Zambezi region (formerly Caprivi), Vic Falls & the Okavango Delta in Botswana
24 Days - As you would expect from our longest self drive safari, it visits most of Namibia including Owamboland & Kaokoland - two areas which seldom appear on trips through the country